Lord Lieutenant visits Northampton International Academy

Lord Lieutenant visits Northampton International Academy

NIA welcomed HM Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, James Saunders Watson on Thursday (30 November).

The Lord-Lieutenant, who is the King’s personal representative in the county, was joined by local councillors from West Northamptonshire Council and Northampton Town Council.

They met with headteacher Martin Serráo and Atifa, a representative of the school’s student-led Cultural Inclusion Committee, to hear about how the school is progressing, with a particular focus on the inclusion work that has been underway and their fundraising efforts for an educational trip to America next year.

The Cultural Inclusion Committee was created by students to address and support the needs of NIA’s diverse school community. So far they have raised awareness by delivering staff training and whole school assemblies and organised cultural events at the school to celebrate and recognise the different communities at NIA.

Mr Serráo said: “We were pleased to welcome the Lord-Lieutenant and local councillors to the school to hear about the Cultural Inclusion Committee’s achievements and aspirations.

“We are extremely proud of the young people involved and the work they have been doing across the school through this student-led initiative to raise awareness and help ensure the diverse school community at NIA can thrive together.”

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